Friday, October 11, 2013

Another Rogue Planet Without a Sun Discovered

Astronomers Say They've Found a Rogue Planet with no Sun

The astronomers discovered a ‘free floating planet’ labelled PSO J318.5-22. It moves between stars about 80 light years from the Earth. This planet has no Sun. It is six times the size of Jupiter.  It mostly sends infrared link lengths (frequencies). It is shivering in interstellar space. I assume that this astronomical object is an old star that has been swinging around the galaxy for billions of years. It falls within the curve of stellar transformation. No big deal.

Image & Caption Credit: N. Metcalfe & Pan-STARRS 1 Science Consortium

On the other hand the scientists are really starting to try my patience with their ‘mysteries’. Mainstream says that this is evidence of the first free-floating planet since they assume in their globullete hypothesis that the other discovered rogue planets, called brown dwarfs, are really stars that failed to ignite. So now we have stars that failed to ignite and free floaters launched out from their parent stars.

They assume that this planet formed in the nearby star’s disk of dust and gas since they cannot think beyond nebular hypothesis. They are stuck in their nebular hypothesis tautology. But what really kills me is that assume that this object is 12 million years old. Why? Because a nearby star called Beta Pictoris is supposedly 12 million years old. PSO must have formed with Beta Pictoris! Thus it is a tender 12 million years old. Of course, how convenient!!! Are these guys for real? How they come up with these ages is beyond me. I mean were they there 12 million years ago to see these two objects form together?

In any case suppose PSO formed in the disk of gas and dust with Beta Pictoris. How in Hell’s name could this planet be moving light years away from Beta Pictoris in interstellar space a mere 12 million years after their formation together? I mean if this enormous planet larger than Jupiter formed in a locked orbit (what we call in celestial mechanics an inverse square regime) with an enormous star how is it just going to mosey on out of orbit before 12 million years? What is their answer?

It is a mystery!

Yes, this is science these days. They left reason long ago. Now they have miracles and mysteries like my religion. Hmm, I get a sense that there are lots of mysteries bloated into the nebular hypothesis and the new globulette theory. I look forward to their next ad hoc hypothesis. They got so many variables in this monster that even the great Einstein would be confused.

I wonder if they will ever wake up and assume the only rational hypothesis: Planets, especially ones wandering around the galaxy are stars. "Stars are planets and planets are stars. Stars are young planets and planets are old stars." (Wolynski, from Stellar Metamorphosis)

Planets are cooling compressing stars. Any one of these objects wandering around could be billions of years old. They are all over the galaxy because that is what a galaxy is: a system of stars. Some old stars wander around the halo, and other old stars are locked into orbit around newer stars.


image by Jeffrey A. Wolynski who conceived of the insights

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